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Smooth Travels - 5 Ways to Prepare Your Child for Time Away

My daughter recently went on an exchange trip with her teachers and classmates. She was out of the country for 10 days without her dad, her siblings or me. She did great. In fact, she was so excited that her bag was packed a full week before her trip. As she calmly hugged and kissed us good bye, I took time to reflect on how she arrived in that place of calm confidence.

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Annual Summer Fun & Travel Wish List

The lazy, hazy and (hopefully not too) crazy days of summer are finally here! Will you be summering in your own back yard playing games with the kids? Hittin’ the open road seeking new adventures in places unknown? Or perhaps you’re leaving on a jet plane to soak up the sun, surf and sand in a tropical destination? Wherever your summer fun takes you, be sure to include our top picks for summer swag.

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Winter Escapes Close to Home

Winters in Calgary can stretch on seemingly forever. The bitingly cold days trudging back and forth to school and work can leave you wishing for an escape. Unfortunately, winging away to a tropical destination isn’t always feasible. Thankfully, there are lots of winter escape options close to home that offer winter fun without having to fly away.

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Flying to a Winter Getaway? Pack Right, Pack Light

The Smith family paid $250 round trip to check their bags for a flight. The Browns, by contrast, made their entire trip with carry-ons, while the Millers flew out with carry-ons, back with checked luggage.  How did they do it?

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